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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

See overview in Oxford Index

Rasbotham, Dorning (1730–1791), antiquary and playwright

C. W. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 414 words.

Rasbotham, Dorning (1730–1791), antiquary and playwright, was born at Manchester and baptized on 10 May 1730 at Cross Street Presbyterian Chapel, Manchester. The son of Peter Rasbotham and...